Student Support Services
What is Student Support Services?
Support Services is funded by the U.S. Department of Education. It is
designed to provide supportive services to educationally disadvantaged
and disabled participants to enhance their skills and increase their
retention and graduation rates from college. Participants in the Student
Support Services Program should have educational potential and be
willing to attend counseling and tutoring sessions.
Who is eligible for Student Support Services?
with academic potential who may be at some disadvantage because of a
disability, low income and /or first generation status (neither parent
has a bachelor’s degree) are eligible.
How does a student apply for Student Support Services?
participants must be currently enrolled at the College. Prospective participants in the Student Support Services
Program must complete an application. Verification of low-income status
is mandatory. This may be done through the Financial Aid Office or by
submission of the family’s most recent income tax return form.
What are the benefits of Student Support Services?
services provided by the Student Support Services Program are
counseling, career information, tutoring, academic advising, financial
aid workshops, cultural enrichment, evaluation, transfer assistance and
follow-up. Limited financial assistance may be available for students
who maintain a 2.5 GPA and who have a financial need as determined by
the SSS staff and the Financial Aid Office.
What are Student Support Services requirements?
purpose of the Student Support Services Program is to increase the
retention and graduation rates of the Student Support Services’
participants who require supportive services in order to complete their
education at the College. In order to fulfill this
purpose, the following requirements must be met:
1. Each student must attend counseling sessions bi-monthly.
2. Each student (who needs tutoring) must attend at least one one-hour tutoring session per week.
3. Each student must attend the seminars and workshops sponsored by the Student Support Services Program.